Governance standards follow relevant laws, the NZX Listing Rules and the company's constitution, and are executed through various policies and procedures.
The Quayside Group board is committed to maintaining high standards of governance and constantly improving its corporate governance framework. Governance standards recognise the corporate governance principles of the Securities Commission and NZ Corporate Governance Best Practice Code. To date the board has in place the following governance documents:
Board Code of Ethics
Audit Committee Charter
Remuneration Committee Charter
Asset Valuation Policy
Delegated Authority Policy
Distribution and Reserving Policy
Executive Remuneration Policy
Personal Expenses and Credit Card Policy
Share Trading Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Code of Ethics
Appointment of Directors to Quayside Subsidiaries & Investments Policy
Quayside Group companies board of directors consist of four independent directors and a minimum of two and maximum of four appointed directors from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. All directors are eligible to be the board chair. The board meets six weekly and if required meets by telephone or via email.
The Audit Committee assists in the oversight of regulatory and financial reporting compliance, external audit processes and financial controls. The Committee is responsible for assessing and monitoring the Group's business and commercial risks. A full description of the Audit Committee's composition and duties is contained in the Audit Committee Charter. Committee members as at 18 November 2016 were Robert Tait (Chair), Jane Nees, Robert McLeod and Michael Smith (as ex officio).
The Remuneration Committee's objective is to assist the board in all aspects of remuneration policy and statutory compliance in respect of both officers and directors. A full description of the Committee's purpose is set out in the Remuneration Committee Charter.
Committee members as at 18 November 2016 were Paula Thompson (Chair), Michael Smith and Warren Parker.